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GC selected as Official Education Partner for #GlosStyle Festival

20 October 2015
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Gloucestershire College is thrilled to have been selected as the Official Education Partner for Gloucester Style Festival 2015, with scores of its hair, beauty and fashion students set to showcase their talents across the three anticipated events.

On Friday 6 November, 10 of the College’s HND Fashion students will open the festival with a catwalk show at Fashion Rocks at Gloucester Guildhall. The 25-minute show, starting at 7.15pm, will feature designs created by the students around an abstract square theme, also modelled by College students.

GC beauty students will create the looks for this show, as well as the main catwalk show at 9pm, which will feature body artists and designs by Art Couture Painswick. Fashion Rocks is expected to be a real celebration of local talent, with Bollywood dancers, graffiti artists and Cheltenham indie pop band Young Kato also set to perform; keyboardist Harry Steele is a former student of Gloucestershire College. Tickets are on sale now and cost just £10 per person.

24 Hours of Fashion, being held at King’s Square on Saturday 7 November, will see GC hair and beauty students create looks for fashion shows held every hour, on the hour, from 10 am to 5pm. Plus the College’s Course Leader for Fashion, Rachel Johnson, will join fashion and beauty experts from across the city to deliver a masterclass that afternoon.

The College’s beauty students will also be creating the looks for From Gloucester Quays with Love, which takes place at Gloucester Quays on Thursday 12 November. The evening will feature a James Bond theme, a casino, luxury car displays, pamper sessions and three glam catwalk shows for which the students will create classic winter looks.

Rachel Johnson said: “We have been working with Gloucester Style Festival since it started three years ago and are delighted to have been chosen as the Official Education Partner this year. The festival gives our students valuable experience of working with professional stylists, designers, make-up artists and event organisers as they work to live industry briefs on major events attended by thousands of people.

“This is the first year we have offered the Fashion HND at Gloucestershire College, and the students are doing amazingly well so far; already impressing with their first designs for the Fashion Rocks show. We hope the people of Gloucester show their support and enjoy the show!”

Lola Royle, Head of Creative for Gloucester Style Festival, said: The reason for GSF and GC partnering is to showcase the best of what Gloucester has to offer, whether that be in retail, study or the creative arts.

“This is hands-on, invaluable catwalk experience for each department and will help students determine whether a career in the catwalk industry is for them.

“Our expectations of the students this year is the highest it has ever been, as the past two years’ collaboration with GC beauty department exceeded our expectations by far. We are really excited to be working with the fashion and hair departments this year and can't wait to see what this year’s emerging talent will bring to GSF.” 

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